The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the UK that had Security Analyst featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 24 September 2016 with a comparison to same period over 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

3 months to
24 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Security Analyst
Rank 353 386 408
Rank change year-on-year
+33 +22
Contract jobs requiring a Security Analyst 315 306 243
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.60% 0.53% 0.42%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.63% 0.55% 0.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 231 196 183
Median daily rate £425 £400 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% -5.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £325 £308
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £539 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 5 4
Median hourly rate £20.00 £40.18 £32.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-50.22% +22.68%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.00 £40.18 £35.50
% change year-on-year
-50.22% +13.18%

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised across the UK. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such the figures in the first row provide an indication of the total number of contract jobs in the overall sample.

Job Titles Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
50050 55150 53908
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.63% 95.01% 93.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 32734 35266 32824
Median daily rate £425 £405 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.93% +1.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £588 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1662 2082 2153
Median hourly rate £16.50 £17.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.71% +6.06%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.00 £42.00 £39.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.33 £16.50
% change year-on-year
-4.78% +5.03%

Security Analyst
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of IT contracts that featured Security Analyst in the job title.

Security Analyst Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Security Analyst
Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Security Analyst within the UK.

Security Analyst Daily Rate Trend in the UK

Security Analyst
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Security Analyst within the UK over the 3 months to 24 September 2016.

Security Analyst Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

Security Analyst
Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Security Analyst within the UK.

Security Analyst Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

Security Analyst
Top 30 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Security Analyst within the UK over the 3 months to 24 September 2016. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +17 293 £425 +6.25% 55
London +20 148 £450 +5.88% 15
South East -8 36 £425 +6.25% 16
City of London +13 34 £475 +5.55% 5
South West +32 26 £325 -11.86% 6
East of England +16 23 £418 -7.22% 3
North West +14 23 £400 +14.28% 1
Yorkshire +15 16 £474 +26.33% 8
South Wales +41 15 £375 - 1
Wales +39 15 £375 - 1
Buckinghamshire +20 14 £498 +59.20%
West Midlands -21 14 £450 +38.46% 5
Cardiff - 14 £375 - 1
Milton Keynes +19 13 £504 +61.20%
Wiltshire +19 12 £350 -3.44% 1
Manchester -10 12 £375 +7.14% 1
Merseyside - 10 £400 -
South Yorkshire +3 9 £500 +33.33%
Bedfordshire +2 8 £459 -
West Yorkshire +16 7 £375 +25.00% 7
Hertfordshire +7 7 £413 - 2
Bristol +4 7 £345 -37.27% 3
Sheffield -3 7 £500 +33.33%
East Midlands -19 7 £444 +10.93% 1
Berkshire +9 6 £190 -57.77% 9
Edinburgh +5 6 £500 +43.88%
Scotland +4 6 £500 +42.85% 1
Surrey +4 6 £473 +5.00%
Luton -1 6 £500 -
Northampton - 6 £475 -

Security Analyst Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 September 2016, Security Analyst contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads featuring Security Analyst in the job title.

1 320 (49.16%) Information Security
2 216 (33.18%) CISSP
3 183 (28.11%) Cybersecurity
4 177 (27.19%) Finance
5 172 (26.42%) Firewall
6 160 (24.58%) SIEM
7 127 (19.51%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 118 (18.13%) Security Operations
9 102 (15.67%) Windows
10 100 (15.36%) CISM
11 90 (13.82%) PCI DSS
12 89 (13.67%) Vulnerability Management
13 72 (11.06%) Network Security
14 71 (10.91%) Risk Management
15 70 (10.75%) Cisco
16 69 (10.60%) Banking
17 68 (10.45%) Analytical Skills
18 67 (10.29%) Security Cleared
19 62 (9.52%) Management Information System
20 61 (9.37%) Intrusion Detection
21 60 (9.22%) Splunk
21 60 (9.22%) Linux
21 60 (9.22%) Active Directory
22 51 (7.83%) SC Cleared
23 49 (7.53%) Incident Management
24 48 (7.37%) Penetration Testing
25 47 (7.22%) Vulnerability Assessment
25 47 (7.22%) Security Operations Centre
26 46 (7.07%) Intel Security
26 46 (7.07%) Microsoft

Security Analyst Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 14 (2.15%) SharePoint
2 11 (1.69%) MS Exchange
3 5 (0.77%) IIS
4 3 (0.46%) Elasticsearch
4 3 (0.46%) Skype for Business
5 2 (0.31%) Exchange Server 2003
5 2 (0.31%) SharePoint 2010
5 2 (0.31%) WebSphere
6 1 (0.15%) Apache
6 1 (0.15%) nginx
6 1 (0.15%) SAS
6 1 (0.15%) Tomcat
Applications
1 19 (2.92%) MS Excel
2 14 (2.15%) MS Office
3 10 (1.54%) MS Visio
4 7 (1.08%) MS PowerPoint
5 1 (0.15%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 9 (1.38%) SAP GRC
2 4 (0.61%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 3 (0.46%) SAP R/3
3 3 (0.46%) SAP SD
4 2 (0.31%) assyst
4 2 (0.31%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 17 (2.61%) Office 365
2 14 (2.15%) Amazon AWS
3 13 (2.00%) Microsoft Azure
4 6 (0.92%) Mimecast
5 2 (0.31%) SaaS
6 1 (0.15%) IBM Blueworks
Communications & Networking
1 172 (26.42%) Firewall
2 72 (11.06%) Network Security
3 61 (9.37%) Intrusion Detection
4 44 (6.76%) WAN
5 43 (6.61%) LAN
6 39 (5.99%) TCP/IP
7 38 (5.84%) VPN
8 16 (2.46%) SSL
9 15 (2.30%) Internet
10 14 (2.15%) Cisco ISE
11 13 (2.00%) Cisco ASA
12 12 (1.84%) VoIP
13 8 (1.23%) HTTP
13 8 (1.23%) tcpdump
13 8 (1.23%) Wireshark
14 7 (1.08%) IPsec
14 7 (1.08%) SAN
15 6 (0.92%) BGP
15 6 (0.92%) FTP
15 6 (0.92%) OSPF
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (1.69%) Redis
2 10 (1.54%) GIS
3 6 (0.92%) SQL Server
4 4 (0.61%) BusinessObjects
5 3 (0.46%) Data Mining
6 2 (0.31%) DB2
6 2 (0.31%) NonStop SQL
6 2 (0.31%) SAP BW
7 1 (0.15%) MongoDB
7 1 (0.15%) MS Access
7 1 (0.15%) MySQL
7 1 (0.15%) Oracle Database
7 1 (0.15%) PostgreSQL
7 1 (0.15%) Power BI
Development Applications
1 4 (0.61%) JIRA
2 2 (0.31%) AppScan
2 2 (0.31%) Burp Suite
2 2 (0.31%) Jenkins
2 2 (0.31%) Metasploit
2 2 (0.31%) Visual Studio
3 1 (0.15%) CircleCI
3 1 (0.15%) Git (software)
3 1 (0.15%) Travis CI
General
1 177 (27.19%) Finance
2 69 (10.60%) Banking
3 22 (3.38%) Telecoms
4 21 (3.23%) Retail
5 19 (2.92%) Legal
6 9 (1.38%) Financial Institution
6 9 (1.38%) Law
7 7 (1.08%) Manufacturing
7 7 (1.08%) Marketing
8 4 (0.61%) Electronics
8 4 (0.61%) Investment Banking
8 4 (0.61%) Local Government
9 3 (0.46%) Military
10 2 (0.31%) Pharmaceutical
10 2 (0.31%) Retail Banking
11 1 (0.15%) Automotive
11 1 (0.15%) Dutch Language
11 1 (0.15%) French Language
11 1 (0.15%) Games
11 1 (0.15%) Wholesale Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (2.76%) ELK Stack
2 11 (1.69%) Web Services
3 9 (1.38%) RESTful
4 8 (1.23%) .NET
5 6 (0.92%) HTML
6 5 (0.77%) ASP.NET
7 3 (0.46%) SAML
8 1 (0.15%) J2EE
8 1 (0.15%) JSP
8 1 (0.15%) Middleware
8 1 (0.15%) OAuth
8 1 (0.15%) OpenID
8 1 (0.15%) Regular Expression
8 1 (0.15%) REST
8 1 (0.15%) SAP XI
Miscellaneous
1 68 (10.45%) Analytical Skills
2 62 (9.52%) Management Information System
3 47 (7.22%) Security Operations Centre
4 44 (6.76%) Cyberthreat
5 26 (3.99%) Data Centre
6 21 (3.23%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
7 18 (2.76%) Cyber Attack
8 17 (2.61%) PKI
9 11 (1.69%) Data Protection Act
10 9 (1.38%) RSA SecurID
11 8 (1.23%) CESG
11 8 (1.23%) SWIFT
12 7 (1.08%) Computer Science
13 6 (0.92%) Mathematics
13 6 (0.92%) Virtual Team
14 5 (0.77%) Mainframe
15 4 (0.61%) Fat Client
15 4 (0.61%) Thin Client
16 3 (0.46%) Equities
16 3 (0.46%) Fixed Income
Operating Systems
1 102 (15.67%) Windows
2 60 (9.22%) Linux
3 39 (5.99%) Unix
4 19 (2.92%) Windows Server
5 15 (2.30%) Windows Server 2008
6 14 (2.15%) Windows Server 2003
7 13 (2.00%) Windows 7
8 7 (1.08%) Windows Server 2012
9 6 (0.92%) Windows 8
10 3 (0.46%) Solaris
11 2 (0.31%) AIX
12 1 (0.15%) Apple iOS
12 1 (0.15%) Mac OS X
12 1 (0.15%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 320 (49.16%) Information Security
2 183 (28.11%) Cybersecurity
3 160 (24.58%) SIEM
4 118 (18.13%) Security Operations
5 89 (13.67%) Vulnerability Management
6 71 (10.91%) Risk Management
7 49 (7.53%) Incident Management
8 48 (7.37%) Penetration Testing
9 47 (7.22%) Vulnerability Assessment
10 44 (6.76%) ITIL
11 42 (6.45%) Data Loss Prevention
11 42 (6.45%) Security Management
12 41 (6.30%) Stakeholder Management
13 38 (5.84%) Vulnerability Scanning
14 33 (5.07%) Data Protection
14 33 (5.07%) Risk Assessment
15 28 (4.30%) Business Analysis
16 27 (4.15%) ISMS
17 24 (3.69%) Kalman Filter
17 24 (3.69%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 38 (5.84%) Python
2 26 (3.99%) PowerShell
3 21 (3.23%) C#
4 19 (2.92%) Java
5 16 (2.46%) SQL
6 9 (1.38%) VB
7 8 (1.23%) Perl
8 7 (1.08%) C
9 5 (0.77%) JavaScript
9 5 (0.77%) PHP
9 5 (0.77%) VBScript
10 4 (0.61%) Bash Shell
11 3 (0.46%) Ruby
12 1 (0.15%) VBA
Qualifications
1 216 (33.18%) CISSP
2 100 (15.36%) CISM
3 67 (10.29%) Security Cleared
4 51 (7.83%) SC Cleared
5 40 (6.14%) CISA
6 38 (5.84%) Degree
7 37 (5.68%) SANS
8 30 (4.61%) CEH
9 25 (3.84%) GIAC
10 22 (3.38%) GCIH
11 18 (2.76%) SSCP
12 16 (2.46%) GCIA
13 15 (2.30%) Cisco Certification
13 15 (2.30%) ISEB
14 13 (2.00%) CISMP
15 12 (1.84%) GSEC
16 11 (1.69%) CRISC
17 9 (1.38%) CESG Certified Professional
18 8 (1.23%) CLAS
18 8 (1.23%) GCFA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 127 (19.51%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 90 (13.82%) PCI DSS
3 18 (2.76%) COBIT
4 17 (2.61%) SLA
5 6 (0.92%) GPG13
6 5 (0.77%) GxP
6 5 (0.77%) QA
6 5 (0.77%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 4 (0.61%) ISO27002
8 2 (0.31%) HMG Security Policy Framework
9 1 (0.15%) Data Quality
9 1 (0.15%) Disclosure Scotland
9 1 (0.15%) Government Security Classifications
9 1 (0.15%) HMG Infosec
9 1 (0.15%) ISAE 3402
9 1 (0.15%) JSP 440
9 1 (0.15%) RMADS
System Software
1 60 (9.22%) Active Directory
2 21 (3.23%) VMware Infrastructure
3 10 (1.54%) BitLocker
4 7 (1.08%) Snort
5 3 (0.46%) ACF2
6 2 (0.31%) RACF
7 1 (0.15%) Microsoft App-V
7 1 (0.15%) ProxySG
7 1 (0.15%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 40 (6.14%) QRadar
2 21 (3.23%) Host Intrusion Detection System
3 20 (3.07%) McAfee ePO
4 17 (2.61%) Nessus
5 15 (2.30%) RSA Archer
6 13 (2.00%) Kibana
6 13 (2.00%) logstash
6 13 (2.00%) SCCM
7 8 (1.23%) EnCase
8 6 (0.92%) RSA enVision
9 5 (0.77%) AirWatch
9 5 (0.77%) WSUS
10 4 (0.61%) Endace
10 4 (0.61%) Network Intrusion Detection System
10 4 (0.61%) Nmap
11 3 (0.46%) HP Fortify
11 3 (0.46%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
11 3 (0.46%) zSecure
12 2 (0.31%) CA Single Sign-On
12 2 (0.31%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 70 (10.75%) Cisco
2 60 (9.22%) Splunk
3 46 (7.07%) Intel Security
3 46 (7.07%) Microsoft
4 44 (6.76%) CheckPoint
5 35 (5.38%) Qualys
6 30 (4.61%) Palo Alto
7 28 (4.30%) ArcSight
7 28 (4.30%) IBM
8 25 (3.84%) Juniper
9 24 (3.69%) Cyber-Ark
9 24 (3.69%) F5
9 24 (3.69%) LogRhythm
10 22 (3.38%) VMware
11 19 (2.92%) SAP
12 17 (2.61%) Blue Coat
13 16 (2.46%) Symantec
14 13 (2.00%) Fortinet
14 13 (2.00%) ServiceNow
14 13 (2.00%) Sourcefire
South West
Venn Group
Rate: £450 - £550 Per Day
Posted: Yesterday
Oxfordshire
Cadence Resourcing
Rate: On application
Posted: 2 days ago
South West London
Proprius Recruitment
Rate: From £450 to £500 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Telford, Shropshire
Catchfish
Rate: From £450 to £550 per day TO £550 PER DAY DEP ON EXPERIENCE - NEGOTIAB
Posted: 3 days ago
Poole, Dorset
Proteus Europe
Rate: £30000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Newbury, Berkshire
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Hatstand Limited
Rate: £550 - £600 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Pioneer Search
Rate: £400.00 - £450.00 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Cardiff, South Glamorgan
Maclean Moore Consulting
Rate: From £350 to £450 per day
Posted: 5 days ago